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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Draper University offering scholarships to Arizona entrepreneurs

June 30, 2015 |

Accelerated entrepreneurship bootcamp Draper University (DU) is partnering with Hool Coury Law to offer six scholarships to Arizona startup entrepreneurs to attend DU in the fall semester.

“We look forward to providing the best Silicon Valley experience to entrepreneurs in … Read More

Zenefits to house 1,000 employees in new Tempe expansion office

June 30, 2015 |

Co-written with Chloe Nordquist

Five floors, 135,000 square feet and 1,000 employees are some of the astonishing numbers Zenefits included in their latest expansion announcement.

The free, cloud-based human resources technology company is opening its second greater Phoenix area office … Read More

Broken Window Studios releases Reflections, an open world narrative video game, on STEAM – video

June 29, 2015 |

Video contribution Austin Paetow

Broken Windows Studio known for their flagship video game GRAVE, released their latest creation Reflections on STEAM (PC/Mac/Linux) as an early access title.

Reflections is an open world dynamic narrative where every decision changes the progression of the … Read More

Tempe’s American Green acquires leading RFID co. TrackX

June 29, 2015 |

Tempe, Arizona’s American Green Inc., announced today that it has completed an acquisition agreement with Denver-based TrackX, LLC, one of the country’s leading providers of complete Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tracking and cloud-based physical asset management systems. American Green anticipates … Read More

DriveTime to hire 650 employees with dozens in technology

June 26, 2015 |

Phoenix-based DriveTime Automotive Group, the nation’s largest used car dealer and financing company, plans to hire 650 full-time employees in Arizona over the next 12 months and dozens of IT professionals, according to the company.

To house all of these employees, … Read More

Gadgets for the Guru: Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus review

June 26, 2015 |

Photo contribution Shane D Rymer

The new Aurvana In-Ear3 Plus earphones by Creative promises to bring a high-end studio sound with noise-isolation and more to a conveniently sized set of earphones with in-line remote and microphone. While these earphones are not specifically … Read More

UA named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University

June 25, 2015 |

The Association of Public Land-Grant Universities (APLU) this week announced 18 institutions across the United States made the 2015 Class of Innovation & Economic Prosperity Universities.

According to APLU, the designation acknowledges universities working with public and private sector partners in their states … Read More

The Startup Journal: Managing your mentors

June 25, 2015 |

Finding the right blend of mentors and advisors are key components to guiding a team and pushing a business forward. However, more often than not, the mentors that begin with a startup, might not end up with a seat at the table. So how … Read More

Valley transit services weigh-in on UBER’s gun-free zone

June 24, 2015 |

On-demand transit services are in the spotlight for their safety policies-with a particular focus on gun-free zones.

In lieu of an incident where a Chicago UBER driver put his concealed weapon permit to use and shot at a man who opened … Read More

Best Workplaces for Millennials in 2015

June 24, 2015 |

According to the White House, the Millennial generation (a.k.a. Generation Y) is now the largest, most diverse generation in the United States population. With birth years ranging from the early 1980s to early 2000s, millennials have grown up and are … Read More